Lordstown GM plant hosts 1st open house in 25 years

12:35 PM, Jul 29, 2011   |    comments
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LORDSTOWN -- A spokesman says thousands of people toured General Motors' Lordstown plant in northeast Ohio during the facility's first open house since 1986.

The Vindicator in Youngstown says about 9,000 visitors attended the event Thursday. It's one of more than 50 open houses GM scheduled nationwide.

United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Jim Graham tells the newspaper it was an opportunity to show off some of the nearly 4,500 workers at the complex.

They produce the Chevrolet Cruze, which was the most popular car in the United States last month.

Those attending the tours included 85-year-old Irma Locke of Estero, Fla., whose husband and sons have worked at the facility.

She says she's impressed by the technology the plant uses and didn't realize how much work goes into making a vehicle

The Associated Press

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